Printed email containing information and 26 colour photographs of ex-Scotland footballer Johnny MacKenzie (1925-2017), Caoles, as a guest of honour at a friendly football game between Derry City and Barcelona, at the Brandywell in August 2003. One accessioned individually (see 2018.29.1 – Y100), the others saved as a computer file.
Colour photograph of ex-Scotland footballer Johnny MacKenzie (1925-2017), Caoles, with his wife Betty and two Derry City supporters at a friendly game with Barcelona in the Brandywell on 12th August 2003.
“Johnny was a hero to all Derry City supporters. He joined the club in 1964 and, with his great help, we won the IFA cup and the League the following year. When we played Barcelona in a friendly game in 2003 (Ronaldinho the world’s most expensive player at the time played that night), Johhny and Betty were invited over from Scotland as our guests. But the biggest reception was for Johnny was as he came on the pitch at half time to a rapturous reception from our supporters. Johnny and his wife Betty were guests of honour at the game and also at the banquet the night before. Having played for Derry City, Johnny once said, “I wish I could turn the clock back to those days. Derry was a second home to me.” “ David Doherty, 12 July 2017
Video of football games on TV featuring Johnny MacKenzie, 1954 & 1956
DVD of video footage of Johnny MacKenzie of Caoles, `The Firhill Flyer`, playing football for Scotland at Hampden in 1954 (Scotland v Hungary) and 1956 (Scotland v Austria), from Pathe News film reels.
Newspaper article about Johnny `the Firhill Flyer` MacKenzie, Caoles, 2003
Newspaper article about Johnny MacKenzie of Caoles, enlarged and mounted on board (twice) for An Iodhlann in 2012, by Ian Sharp of Caoles who wrote the article. Johnny was a star player for Partick Thistle, playing for Scotland several times, and earning the nicknamed the Firhill Flyer.